There are a few, okay, I've picked one. when I was in high school in Queens New York in the mid1980's, a lot of girls hitched rides home from school. One day I was running for the Q26 bus when I just put out my thumb crossing the street that led to the on ramp to the L.I.E and a car stopped. I asked if he was going to Astoria, he said yes, hop in. As we are driving on the L.I.E he is asking me questions and then I ask him what he does for a living and he answers, I'm an undercover police officer and shows me his badge. I almost threw up in a panic, and I got the lecture of all lectures. One of the guys from my block was police officer in his precinct and he was going to tell him and bring me home to my parents. I swore up and down that I would never, ever hitch a ride again. One of the biggest lessons I learned in my life.